Sunday, August 24, 2008

baby card and a gift

I was asked to make a baby boy card and found the perfect precious moment image, i really am loving the cute precious moments and of course they are perfect to colour with the pro markers.

I have used a paper downloaded from shabby princess, magic mesh for texture, cuttlebug embossing, the star is from making memories,and added bling gems.

I've also had a go today at making a decorated candle and it was so easy, i used a house mouse image and it really is like magic the way the tissue paper just merges in with the wax, i will find the tutorial and add it here but until i find it i will give those of you who dont know how to do it a quick run down.

1. get a piece of white tissue paper and stamp your image onto it, colour it using watercolours or whatever you would normally use, dont over wet the tissue as it may rip.

2. Trim the image

3. place the image on the candle in the desired place,

4. Wrap tightly some greaseproof paper around the candle and to hold the image in place, grasp on to the grease proof paper to hold the candle and image in place.

5. Using a heat gun heat the image moving the heat gun so it doesnt concentrate on one place (you dont want to melt the candle) this will only take a moment remove the greaseproof paper and your image will be adhered to the candle and the tissue will not be visable.

here is the finished candle, im sorry its not too clear but i had gift wrapped it before i remembered to take a picture.



Nicky said...

WOW!! What a great idea, I love it

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Sarita said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog.

I have a good nosey round your blog today and think your cards are fab. I love your latest card, and the candle too is stunning. I've never done this technique before but it is very effective.

Will drop by again soon,

Love Sarita xxx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card hon - so cute and I love the candle idea, I saw that a little while ago and still haven't tried it for myself, love yours, hope you've had a good weekend XXX

ribenaruby said...

What a beautiful card Karen. You are so talented. The candle creation is cute. Have a good bank holiday.